Topping Wallingford's impressive list of qualities is its ideal location. Strategically located in the center of the state, Wallingford, CT provides easy access to all major markets along with the Northeast Corridor and the eastern provinces of Canada.
Wallingford was incorporated in 1670. A separate borough of Wallingford was incorporated in 1853 but on June 3, 1957 the Borough and the Town voted to consolidate, effective January 1, 1958. Currently, Wallingford is the twenty-third most populous community of Connecticut's 169 towns and cities.
Though locals may haven't heard about it since fifth grade history, Wallingford was a player in the Revolutionary War and the new United States Government. George Washington made two trips through town, one in 1775 gathering provisions for his troops and the other in 1789 as President. His route to the adjacent town of Durham, CT known as the George Washington Trail runs from the center of town through East Wallingford. Cement markers can be found along the trail if you're looking. In the Center of town, the Town Hall was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1916 and named after Lyman Hall, a Wallingford native who signed the declaration of Independence.
Wallingford is one of the most business friendly of New Haven County towns. It has its own electric company which is a boon for businesses that are power intensive shaving 30-40% off energy bills.
The town is home to about 44,000 souls with a median household income of $67,000. Its 39.8 acres straddle the Quinnipiac River and also home to private school Choate-Rosemary Hall.
Wallingford has more than half a million square feet of commercial real estate. Major employers include Bristol-Meyers Squibb which sponsors eight week summer school sessions in advanced math and science for high school students; Gaylord, Cytec Industries, and Ulbrich Stainless Steel.
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